I enjoyed this book and found it to be more creepy than scary. Main character Noemi, a fashionable debutante from a wealthy family is directed by her father to check on her cousin Catalina, who lives with her husband in a countryside mansion with no electricity - in the 1950's. Accustomed to parties, music, and conversation, the high-spirited Noemi found the sullenness and strict rules of the Doyle's unbearable, but endured it for Catalina and her father who sent her on this mission. As Noemi tries to uncover the cause of her cousin's hysteria, she begins to question her own mental state and her strange and unsettling dreams that begin to occur. Urged to leave for her own safety by towns people who see the house as evil, as well as the son of High Place's Mistress, Frances, Noemi refuses as she is determined to help her cousin and unlock the mysteries of High Place. This book has all of the dark gloom and drama of a classic gothic tale. The pace is a little slow in the first part of the book, but be prepared for the drama to unfold later in the book.